Tori had it all in her hometown, but she had to abandon everything, including her name, when her alien powers were discovered. Scientists, alien agents, and her own past life are chasing her.
Note: includes an insult equating being asexual and alien but overall positive asexual representation.
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Back home Tori was the girl who had everything a sixteen-year-old could want—popularity, money, beauty. Everything. Including a secret. That secret made her very valuable.
Now she’s left everything from her old life behind, including her real name and Alison, the only person who truly understood her. She can’t lose the secret. But if she wants to have anything resembling a normal life, she has to blend in and hide her unique…talents.
Plans change when the enigmatic Sebastian Faraday reappears in Tori’s life and delivers bad news: she hasn’t escaped. In fact, she’s attracted new interest in the form of an obsessed ex-detective now in the employ of a genetics lab.
She has only one shot at ditching her past for good and living like the normal human she wishes she could be. Tori must use every ounce of her considerable hacking and engineering skills—and even then, she might need to sacrifice more than she could possibly imagine if she wants to be free.
Genre: Contemporary, Science Fiction
Cis girls: Tori/Nikki, Alison
Cis boys: Milo, Sebastian Faraday
Heterosexual: Sebastian Faraday, Milo, Alison
Not mentioned in the book. The text suggests Tori is demiromantic or WTF-romantic.
White: Tori, Sebastian Faraday, Alison
Alison has an undiagnosed mental illness. (Actually, her synaesthesia makes her susceptible to alien technology.)
Though this is an companion novel that can be read as a stand-alone, it deals with the fall-out of Ultraviolet and contains major spoilers for that book. It has one instance of equating asexuality to being an alien as an insult, but is overall a positive depiction of asexuality.